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Old 01-04-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Woods Bay, Montana
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Where are housing rentals typically listed for Ouray? Craigslist "Westernslope" doesn't seem to include Ouray, (or else Ouray rentals are just few and far between). Are the Ouray County Watch and Plaindealer the best bet other than a realtor/property manager?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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You're moving to Ouray NOW in the middle of winter? You must be a real snow lover and my hat's off to you!

Winter is more of an off-season for Ouray unlike places such as Aspen or Telluride. That may be part of the reason why you can't scare up much going on there. You might try checking on nearby Ridgeway which is a larger town north of Ouray on Highway 550. The Ridgeway paper most likely includes Ouray rentals, as well. Same for Craigslist. Good luck!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Woods Bay, Montana
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Thanks for the tip about Ridgeway, I will check into their paper as well. I grew up in South Denver and am currently living in Montana on Flathead Lake, (incredibly beautiful here), so no, I'm no stranger to snow I guess. I'm looking for a smaller town with more sunshine. That said, I have read the Ouray threads about the 1p "sunsetting's", box canyon feel, etc. I'm an outdoor enthusiast though and want to be close to nature in a town with a pop of less than a 1000...

What are your thoughts on Rye and Beulah btw?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:50 PM
 
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OurayNews.com
It's the only place to look.
Good luck!
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:55 AM
 
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Wink Ouray come winter

Ouray is a small enough place that if one just shows up and asks about lodging options most anything available should soon be discovered. From some distance, say Montana, that may not be feasible, or at least a welcome approach. But an option.

As you've learned, Ouray does not enjoy as much direct sunlight as other locals, particularly in winter. By its very nature of residing in a small box canyon surrounded by quite high mountains, this insured—if also the spectacular scenery. Some adjustment can be had by where situated in town, although this basically means one will gain a fraction more morning or afternoon sun. Those not having tried this before may be surprised, and not in a good way. Think winter days are short when the sun sets at 5pm? Try it when it seemingly hasn't really risen until well into the morning, and then all soon in shadow again by early afternoon. Several hours more of indirect "sunlight" before actual nightfall might seem something less than an honest days worth. Just a fact there, and one of the prices to be paid.

There will be others, not limited to relatively pricy real estate. But, wow, what a setting. In time one can make up their mind if it feels like the ideal home. But in having tried you'll probably never regret having lived there, for however long that might be.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Have you been to Ouray in winter? The sun comes over the mountain around noon and sets at 3. Housing is very expensive. If you want to move to Ouray County and want sunshine, I would suggest Ridgway. But think you should visit first.

Craigslist, has listings as well as the Plaindealer Newspaper, the San Juan Shoppers Guide, and the Telluride Watch.

Good luck.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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Ouray County Plaindealer has lots of rental listings. It is the paper for both Ouray and Ridgway. You can get an e-subscription on the website ouraynews.com
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I Love Ouray

but

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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Have you been to Ouray in winter? The sun comes over the mountain around noon and sets at 3. Housing is very expensive. If you want to move to Ouray County and want sunshine, I would suggest Ridgway. But think you should visit first.

Craigslist, has listings as well as the Plain dealer Newspaper, the San Juan Shoppers Guide, and the Telluride Watch.

Good luck.
Agreed. Three hours sounds about right as you are surrounded by 12 and 13,000 ft. mountains.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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The Ridgway and Ouray papers combined into one a while back and have many rentals listed (I favor Ridgway myself).
But oh, what about work, or is it none of my business what OP plans?
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